Please update the repo version of rtorrent and libtorrent, rtorrent is over 8 months old!

Asked by Stefan Wennborg

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0.8.1 is 15 months old and 0.8.4 is 8 months, current repository version is 0.8.2, I tried to download and compile source but I didnt get XMLRPC to work (haven't been using linux for so long)


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Best Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :


You can get rtorrent 0.8.4 here:

Open a terminal and enter the following command:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

#Add the following 2 lines to the end of the sources.list file:

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Then run the following 2 commands to upgrade to rtorrent v0.8.4:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install rtorrent

You need to be using Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) to make this procedure work.



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Stefan Wennborg (s990we) said :

Thanks allot for the fast answer :)

But why don't someone update the repo?
Anyway it worked very good :) The tracker stopped complaining... :)

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Steve (stupendoussteve-deactivatedaccount) said :

It is not policy to update packages on the stable release unless there
are security issues or bugs that make it unusable, this is how it is
kept stable. You could request a backport if there is not one already,
which would bring the more recent version onto your system through the
backports repository.